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AB Government: Flood payment applications closing

Residents of northern Alberta who were evacuated due to spring floods have until 5 p.m. on June 5 to apply for an emergency evacuation payment. Announced on May 4, the Alberta government is providing one-time emergency financial assistance for spring flood evacuees to help them with costs while they were evacuated. Adults can receive $1,250 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2020109 Views

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U of Alberta: Biodiversity Offsets 101 Replay

On May 22, International Day for Biological Diversity, we partnered with Miistakis Institute to present an introductory webinar about biodiversity offsets. The biodiversity crisis is leading many jurisdictions to consider biodiversity offsets. It should be no surprise (though we were!) that over 200 people registered from across Canada to attend this introductory webinar: Biodiversity Offsets […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2020105 Views

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Regional chief says First Nations not consulted as Alberta loosens open-pit coal mining rules – APTN News

“There could be protests or anything that will slow down any projects.” First Nations leaders and environmentalists in Alberta are concerned after the provincial government announced updates to open-pit coal mining regulations. Open-pit coal mining has been banned in some parts of Alberta since 1976, when the province introduced regulations to protect the Rocky Mountains […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2020110 Views

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Environment monitoring suspended for Alberta energy industry – National Observer

May 22nd 2020 Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta’s entire energy industry. The Alberta Energy Regulator says the decisions, posted Wednesday on its website, are in response to public-health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. They were made to protect those doing the monitoring and the communities they work […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2020121 Views

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Protecting southern Alberta from floods

Budget 2020 confirms government’s commitment to the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1) as an essential part of flood protection for Calgary and southern Alberta. SR1 will provide flood mitigation along the Elbow River to protect southern Alberta and Calgary from future flood events. Budget 2020 includes a commitment of $196.3 million over three years. The project […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2020150 Views

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Premier praises ‘northern resilience’ of Fort Vermilion in face of floods – Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

May 11, 2020 Alberta Premier Jason Kenney emphasized his admiration for the residents of Fort Vermilion while also highlighting the flood relief available for northern Albertans. More than 14,000 residents in northern Alberta, including those in Fort McMurray and Fort Vermilion, were forced from their homes in April due overland flooding caused by rising temperatures […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2020143 Views

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Funding will help northern Alberta recover and rebuild

The Government of Alberta is providing up to $147 million to help Albertans in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Mackenzie County recover and rebuild after spring flooding caused significant damage. The new Disaster Recovery Program will provide financial support to residents and business owners for uninsurable damages, as well as help restore municipal […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2020160 Views

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Update: Boil Water Advisory on track to be lifted before September

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 08, 2020) –The RMWB and Associated Engineering continue to make progress on a multi-phase plan to flush, disinfect, and test water in the Water Treatment Plant and the 375-kilometer potable water distribution system. Given the progress on the plan to date, a shortened timeline on the lifting of boil water […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 202058 Views

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First Nations worried by suspension of oilsands environmental monitoring – CanadianManufacturing.com

Fort McKay is surrounded on three sides by development EDMONTON – The leader of a First Nation surrounded by oilsands development is frustrated by the Alberta Energy Regulator’s decision to suspend a wide array of environmental reporting requirements. “We are surprised and disappointed there was no effort to consult us on this decision,” Mel Grandjamb, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 202066 Views

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Suspension of oilsands environmental monitoring worries First Nations – Fort McMurray Today

May 7, 2020 The leader of a First Nation surrounded by oilsands development is frustrated by the Alberta Energy Regulator’s decision to suspend a wide array of environmental reporting requirements. “We are surprised and disappointed there was no effort to consult us on this decision,” said a release from Mel Grandjamb, chief of the Fort […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 202056 Views

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